The Local Testimony and World Press Photo exhibitions are the most important and largest annual event in Israel and around the world for photo-journalism and documentary photography. Local Testimony, the annual exhibition of photo-journalism and documentary photography, provides a platform for local documentary photography, conveys its cultural qualities and manifests its social significance as an expression of complex aspects of the local reality. The winning photos were selected by an independent jury comprised of leading professionals in the spheres of photography, curating, and media. The categories are: News, Nature and Environment, Religion and Faith, Society and Community, Sport, Urbanism and Culture, and Long Exposure.
The international photo-journalism exhibition World Press Photo was founded in the Netherlands in the mid-1950s with the objective of encouraging free communication and excellence in the fields of photo-journalism and documentation. Since its establishment, the exhibition provides the most prestigious and longest-established platform for the best photo-journalists and documentary photographers in the world.